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Archdiocese Names New President of Riordan High School

by Archdiocese of San Francisco | Feb 15, 2017

Andrew CurrierAfter conducting a national search, the Archdiocese of San Francisco said that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has appointed Andrew T. Currier as School President of Archbishop Riordan High School.  Mr. Currier will assume his duties July 1.  Principal Vittorio Anastasio has been acting president since Joseph Conti stepped down as president in January.

Andrew Currier comes to Riordan after nine years as principal at Catholic elementary schools in South Bend, Indiana and Beltsville, Maryland.   Prior to his leadership in these ethnically diverse communities he taught American literature in high school and served as a coach in another high school. 

Dr. Nina Russo, Interim Superintendent of Schools, noted that Mr. Currier “has a fine academic pedigree and proven ability to attract students and parents who want both good Catholic education and formation.  Both these qualities make him an excellent leader for Archbishop Riordan High School.”

Mr. Currier received his B.A. in English Literature from Grand Valley State University and his M.Ed. in secondary education from the University of Notre Dame.  He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Education from Catholic University of America in Washington DC.

The president of Riordan is the Chief Executive Officer with full responsibility for all aspects of the school’s operations, as well as for its external affairs.  Importantly, the president also provides the spiritual leadership and communication necessary to promote Catholic character and identity throughout the school community. The president reports to the Archdiocesan Superintendent of Schools.

Archbishop Riordan High School is an Archdiocesan school established by the Society of Mary in 1949.  It is the oldest all-boys high school in San Francisco and currently enrolls 680 young men in day and boarding programs.  Full information about the school can be found at

The Archdiocese of San Francisco operates four high schools in San Mateo, Marin and San Francisco counties with an enrollment of over 3500 students.


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